The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance
An alliance of the UK's leading organisations associated with the conservation and improvement of traditional buildings
The UK Centre of Excellence for Traditional Buildings
Knowledge and guidance from the UK's leading experts
We are the home of Responsible Retrofit and are one of the founders of the Whole House Approach in the UK.

The aim of the STBA is to deliver a sustainable traditional built environment in the UK

The balance between a building’s Context (its history, setting and future), its potential for Change (in a dynamic world), and its demands for Continuity (ongoing maintenance), is challenging. The unique structure of the STBA with its three co-Chairs representing Industry, Heritage and Sustainability enables us to deliver a truly Whole Building Approach to the future of traditional buildings in the UK.


‘From Retrofit to Regeneration’, STBA’s latest paper, is out now!

Read it here

STBA February Newsletter 2022

Our latest newsletter is out!

Packed with links to consultations and ‘calls for evidence’, read more here


.@HistoricEngland is hosting a webinar on embodied carbon in historic buildings and the case against demolition on 24 May, 1pm.

Registration is open. Sign up ➡️


We have been busy!

Check out our April newsletter for network updates & launch of new #NetZero Developer Network, info on our upcoming Bitesize webinar on R&D collaborations, GHA news, & announcement of no fewer than 3 award nominations for GHA members!

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